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Moon Tahiti & French Polynesia: Best Beaches, Local Culture, Snorkeling & Diving (Travel Guide) (Paperback)
Whether you’re hiking through lush forests, diving deep among coral reefs, or just kicking back on the beach, indulge in island life with Moon Tahiti & French Polynesia. Inside you’ll find:
Flexible itineraries for solo travelers, honeymooners, and families, including two weeks experiencing the best of French Polynesia, a weeklong romantic getaway, and a trip to the awe-inspiring archaeological sites of the Marquesas Islands
Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Dance to the beat of Tahitian drums at a Polynesian cultural festival, admire striking views of Moorea’s volcanic landscape from Belvedere Lookout, and fall asleep under the stars from the comfort of your overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. Venture out to the Marquesas Islands for dramatic landscapes, secluded beaches, and the best handicrafts in the region, visit ancient tikis, and feast on delicious fresh seafood and tropical fruit
Outdoor adventures: Get up close with migrating humpback whales and scuba dive with sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, and more. Trek along a jungle trail in search of refreshing waterfalls, paddle a traditional outrigger canoe across a bright blue lagoon, or unwind on the pink and white shores of idyllic Tikehau
How to experience Tahiti and French Polynesia like an insider, support local and sustainable businesses, avoid over-tourism, and respectfully engage with the culture
Expert insight from writer, photographer, and experienced diver Chantae Reden on where to eat, how to get around, and where to stay, from overwater bungalows and luxurious resorts to budget guesthouses
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
Reliable background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history, as well as common customs and etiquette
Experience the best of French Polynesia with Moon.
Looking for more islands? Check out Moon Fiji or Moon Bali & Lombok.
About the Author
Chantae Reden is a content creator, journalist, and photographer with deep connections to the South Pacific. In 2017, she moved to Fiji and used her new island home as a launch pad for destinations like French Polynesia, Tonga, New Zealand, and more. She's swam alongside humpback whales in Tonga, sailed to Fiji’s most remote islands, and gone scuba diving with hundreds of sharks off Fakarava.
Chantae is also the author of Moon Bali and Lombok. She welcomes thousands of readers per month on her websites, Chantae.com and TheSaltSirens.com. She's backpacked through more than 30 countries, and her writing has appeared in AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Scuba Diving Magazine, and Lonely Planet, among others. She's passionate about ocean conservation, and loves all things watersports, including surfing, freediving, and scuba diving.
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